James Clar | Inside / Out (2006)
James Clar is an American visual artist who uses technology as a medium to critique the dissociative affects of technology itself.
James Clar, media art, lighting art, light art, pop art, interactive art, led art, minimal, installation, 3d cube, jamesclar, light and space, new media, American visual artist, medium, dissociative, disruptive technology, technology
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Inside / Out


One city block, nine buildings
Microcontrollers, acrylic, wood, metal


Nine buildings in downtown Memphis were integrated with a system that sampled the activity levels from the inside of the buildings to control a dynamic lighting display on each roof. So as people walked around the South Main gallery district they were able to see all the building nodes and the activity inside them from far away. ‘Inside / Out’ used architectural buildings as visual information nodes, to create an active mesh and dynamic display over a large environment.


Created during art residency at FedEx Institute of Technology and Lantana Projects in Memphis.